Kodak Professional Chemicals, Process E-6, provide consistent, high-quality results with a variety of processing methods and equipment.
When film enters the Kodak E-6 Color Developer Starter the reversal agent absorbed by the emulsion in the reversal bath chemically exposes the remaining silver halide.
The color developing agent then reacts with the silver halide to form metallic silver.
As this metallic silver image is formed, the oxidized color developer agent reacts with the color couplers in each of the three dye layers (yellow, magenta, and cyan) of the film to form colored dyes.
The dye forms only at the sites where the image was converted to metallic silver.
Kodak E-6 Professional chemicals are ideal for processing Kodak Ektachrome, Kodak Professional Ektachrome, and Kodak Elite Chrome Films, as well as other E-6 process films produced by other manufactures.
Process E-6 requires each of the following chemicals:
- first developer,
- reversal bath,
- color developer,
- fixer, and
- final rinse
The chemicals are supplied as liquid concentrates for ease of handling and mixing. Kodak Professional Chemicals, Process E-6AR, are formulated for replenishment systems with in-line dilution.
The 25 gallon size is appropriate for for rack-and-tank, continuous, and roller-transport processors.
For in-line dilution replenishment systems, use the chemicals that contain the E-6AR (automatic replenishment) designation. Concentrates are generally packaged in 5-gallon flexible containers.
To prepare first developer, color developer, and bleach working solutions, add the appropriate starter according to the mixing instructions on the package.